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English definition of “coast”

coast

noun [C]     /kəʊst/ US  /koʊst/
B1 the land next to or close to the sea: Rimini is a thriving holiday resort on the east coast of Italy. The accident happened three miles off the coast (= in the sea three miles from land). We spent a week by/on the coast (= by the sea).Coasts and beachesBays and gulfs coast to coast from one side of the country to the other: We travelled across America coast to coast.Somewhere, anywhere, nowhere, or everywhere mainly US in every part of a country: The visiting politician received coast-to-coast media attention.Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names
(Definition of coast noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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